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[U02-05] Asteroid sample return missions: The collaboration between OSIRIS-REx and Hayabysa2
This is the first since the Apollo and Luna era that two sample return missions operated by different space agencies are occurring at the same time. Therefore intimate collaboration between the two missions will enhance the mutual scientific return. NASA and JAXA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for official collaboration between the missions in 2014. In addition to the MOU, the two missions will have a Joint Project Implementation Plan (JPIP), with meeting the provisions of the MOU, for the scientific collaboration during the cruise phase, the asteroid proximity operation phase, the sampling phase, and the sample analysis phase. The JPIP includes the agreement of having three co-investigators from the other mission (Dante S. Lauretta, Olivier Barnouin, and Harold C. Connolly Jr. as Hayabusa2 Co-I’s from OSIRIS-REx and Sei-ichiro Watanabe, Makoto Yoshikawa, and Shogo Tachibana as OSIRIS-REx Co-I’s from Hayabusa2). The JPIP also includes the agreement of participation of OSIRIS-REx (Hayabusa2) team members in the preliminary examination and curation of the Hayabusa2 (OSIRIS-REx) returned samples. The intimate collaboration between the two missions defined by the JPIP will maximize the scientific return from both missions and help to establish long lasting collaborations within the science, engineering, and space exploration communities.
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